Sunday, April 5, 2009

Report: N. Korea rocket launch failed

UPI reports that (contrary to the headlines) the North Korea missle launch was a failure. Expect the Taliban to take credit for this as well...

SEOUL, April 5 (UPI) -- North Korea failed to put a rocket into orbit Sunday, contrary to its earlier claim of a successful launch, U.S. and South Korean officials said.

The North Korean payload fell into the Pacific Ocean, along with the second-stage rocket, the Yonhap news agency quoted an anonymous South Korean government official as saying.
The U.S. Northern Command Web site described the launched rocket as "not a threat" to its territory.

The last two stages of the rocket fell into the Pacific Ocean along with the payload and the first stage fell into the East Sea, the Northern Command site claimed.
"No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan," the Web site said. (more)

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